Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

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331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
732-751-9453
  
Hours
   
Daily: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Extended hours Memorial Day-Labor Day: Saturday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center is dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery related to wetlands ecology and wildlife and habitat protection. Through interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, educational activities for schools and community groups, and wildlife observation areas, visitors gain an understanding of the importance of water in our world.
Hands-on Learning
 
Designed to connect visitors with their natural world, the Environmental Center highlights the importance of water. One exhibit features fish found in the Reservoir outside. Another traces the journey of a raindrop as it travels through the watershed to the Manasquan River and, eventually, reaches the ocean. Some exhibits reveal what is not readily visible, such as nocturnal animals that call the Reservoir home. Another exhibit compares the effects of a town with unmanaged growth to one that has chosen to establish practices that protect the environment.
 

Call for Entries!

2022 Photography Exhibit 

  • Show Theme - “Memorable Adventures”
  • Exhibition Dates - Daily February 5-28, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Entry Instructions & Form

2023 Photography Exhibit 
  • Exhibit Theme: Treasures of Nature
  • Divisions: Youth or Adult
  • Categories: General Photography or Wildlife Photography
    Each photographer may enter one photo for each category per season.
  • Entry Fee: $5.00 per photo (youth submissions are free to enter)
  • Seasonal Entry Deadlines: Winter - March 20 • Spring - June 26 • Summer - September 25 • Fall - December 4
  • Exhibition Dates February 1-28, 2023.
  • Please check back for entry forms.

For more information about the Manasquan Reservoir Exhibit, please email Paul Mandala at paul.mandala@co.monmouth.nj.us.

 

Free Nature Programs   
Free nature programs are offered on most weekends. Please check back for updates or call 732-751-9453 for more information.
 


 

 

 

Directions   

 

  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Interstate 195 west. Proceed on I-195 west to Exit 28B, Rt. 9 north-Freehold. Stay in right lane when entering Rt. 9 north. At first traffic light, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Road. Follow Georgia Tavern Road for 0.3 mile. Continue straight for Environmental Center on right or turn right onto Windeler Rd. and continue 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center Reservoir Area on left.
  • State Hwy. 9 south from Freehold to Georgia Tavern Rd. Use Jughandle to turn left onto Georgia Tavern Rd. Proceed as above.